Saturday, February 26, 2011


Haru-ichiban(春一番) blew in Kanto region including Tokyo and Yokohama on February 25th. Haru-ichiban is the first strong south winds of the year between Rissyun(立春:the first day of spring, Feb 4th this year) and Syunbun(春分:spring equinox, March 21th this year).

At the same time, the hay fever season has started again this year. Last summer was extremely hot, so a large amount of cedar pollen is predicted this year. It's terrible!

In Yokohama, high temperatures was 20.3 degrees centigrade, the same as in mid April.
Meanwhile, the day's high was about 10 degrees Celsius.

I wish the trapped survivors of the earthquake in Christchurch will be dug out. It seems very possible that more than 20 Japanese students are also being trapped under the wreckage.
A 2-year-old child was rescued 92 hours after the Mid Niigata Prefecture Earthquake in 2004. A 74-year-old woman was rescued 106 hours after the Great Hanshin earthquake in 1995.


  1. Thanks very much for writing this blog. I will bookmark it, and view it periodically. By the way, your English is very good.

  2. Thank you for your comment. I'm glad you had a fun time.
    Today, I am in sorry shape because of the earthquake off Sanriku Coast.